Author Archive | Blake F.

How TPP Treats Textiles & Apparel

How TPP Treats Textiles & Apparel By: Steve Craven Hawaii, known for its aloha wear, has some proud and successful apparel companies. You can find Reyn Spooner shirts or Surfline board shorts in resort areas around the world. Some Hawaii companies make their apparel in Hawaii and export it. Others do their design work at […]

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TPP Will Make Trade Easier

TPP Will Make Trade Easier By: Steve Craven The Trans Pacific Partnership makes headlines for its massive tariff cuts among the 12 signatory nations – or for controversy about its environmental, investment and dispute settlement provisions. Those controversies are generally overblown, but that’s for other posts to address. Today I want to get into ways […]

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What Does TPP Really Say About Trade & the Environment?

What Does TPP Really Say About Trade & the Environment? By: Steve Craven Environmental issues were among the most contentious – and the focus of much disinformation – during negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership. For example, just a day or so before the summer 2015 negotiating round began on Maui, local media in Hawaii […]

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Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion (HISTEP) Program

Are you a small business looking for export counseling, training, and assistance? You’re in luck because Hawaii recently received the largest export grant award in the nation! The State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is administering an exciting grant program called the Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion Program (HiSTEP). […]

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